Meet the Staff

Toni Drugmand

September 2008: "Stuff's" first Open A leg. First Place, Score 194.5

Toni Drugmand

Toni is owner/operator of Sit Means Sit, Phoenix and a nationally recognized expert in canine behavior and training. Toni holds obedience, agility and other titles with the AKC, UKC, United Schutzhund Club, Protection Sports Association and others. More information

Chris Birch

Chris Birch and “Sasha”

Chris Birch

Chris is one of our class instructors. Chris rescued his dog “Sasha” at six months and their obedience wins prove his successful training abilities.

Elsa and "Bing"

Elsa and “Bing”

Elsa Brett

Elsa Brett and “Riley”

Elsa Brett

Elsa assists in classes and helps teach lessons. Elsa with her Golden Retreiver “Riley” winning first place in obedience competition (above). The second photo is with “Bing” a dog in our Board and Train program.

warren swopes

Warren is pictured with “Hank” and “Holly”

Warren Swope

Warren assists in classes and helps teach lessons. Warren is often seen working his dogs, “Hank” and “Holly,” in tandem. Recently, Hank and Holly competed in their first Obedience match. Hank came in 1st place. Go Hank!

Patti with Dakota, Shiloh and Dudley

Patti Foss-Sutherland

Patti assists in classes and helps teach lessons. Dakota, Shiloh and Dudley are all from rescue shelters. Dakota is in the movie “The Kingdom” (2007), and PetSmart ads. Dudley is in the movie “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011) and PetSmart commercials. Shiloh is camera-shy!